ANNOUNCING THE APC CHRIS NICOL FOSS PRIZE IN 2007
Making it easy to use free and open source software
The APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it
easy for people to start using free and open source software (FOSS). The
prize will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make
FOSS accessible to ordinary computer users.
The APC FOSS Prize has been established to honor Chris Nicol, a long time
FOSS advocate and activist who for many years worked with APC.
We are looking for initiatives that:
* improve the accessibility to, knowledge of and/or usability of FOSS
* are user-oriented
* are documented so that others can learn from and replicate the model
* have demonstrable impact and have increased the number of people using
FOSS on a day-to-day basis
THE PRIZE IS OPEN TO: Any person or group anywhere in the world who supports
or promotes user-oriented free and open source software. The application
form must be completed in either English or Spanish however there are no
language restrictions regarding the language of the project. Small-scale
activities are encouraged to apply.
THE PRIZE: US$ 4,000.00 may be shared by up to two initiatives at the jury's
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: March 30 2007
MORE ABOUT THE APC CHRIS NICOL FOSS PRIZE:
or write to fossprize(a)apc.org
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